In Celebration of National Poetry Month - A Poetry Reading with Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky

Date: 04.24.2014

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Ikeda Library 4th Fl Reading Room

In Celebration of National Poetry Month - Join Soka University for A Poetry Reading with Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky

Katie FarrisKatie Farris is the author of BOYSGIRLS (Marick Press, 2011), a collection of short-shorts which has been called "gorgeous" (American Book Review), "truly innovative" (Pague Post) and "remarkable" (Midwest Book Review). She is the co-translator of several collections of poetry, including Polina Barskova’s This Lamentable City (Tupelo Press, 2010) and Guy Jean's If I Were Born in Prague (Argos Books, 2011) as well as the forthcoming Selected Poems of Guy Jean (Marick Press). Her other work has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals, including Virginia Quarterly Review, The Literary Review, Western Humanities Review, Verse and many others. Currently she is the Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at San Diego State University as well as a core faculty member at New England College's low-residency MFA program.

Ilya KiminskyIlya Kaminsky is the author of Dancing in Odessa, which is currently in its eighth edition from Tupelo Press. He has also translated and edited several books, including most recently The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Harper Collins) and Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (translated with Jean Valentine, Alice James Books). His work has won awards and fellowships such as a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, Whiting Writers Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry and others. He teaches at San Diego State University and lives in San Diego.

Sponsored by: The Writing Program at Soka University and Poets & Writers, Inc. through a Grant from the James Irvine Foundation


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